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Shack Out Back
January 23, 2019: *Jesse-101* Is Back!
Posted by Comicality

Kisses and hugs to you all! I hope you're doing well! :)

Thank you for the comments and emails on the recent stories! Just know that I'm nowhere NEAR being finished with you all! ::Giggles:: So enjoy the sudden windfall!

A brand new chapter of "Jesse-101" is up tonight! So join Tristan and Jesse when you get a chance, and let me know what you think when you get a chance! I read every comment, and respond when I can. So thanks in advance, and look for more soon!

(The Shack forum)

I will be back for more tomorrow, but I am answering emails and doing a few story reviews tonight! So I hope to get back to you guys at long last! Also, I'll be scheduling an appearance in the Chatterbox Chatroom for next week, so I can talk to some of you, one on one! It's been a while, and I miss you guys! So I'll seeya then!

Gotta run! I have tomorrow off from work, but I'm on a "Punisher" Netflix binge right now! LOL! So be patient with me! It's sooooo good! I LOVED the first season! But season two? JESUS!!! Hahaha!

Yeah...I'm a fan!

Take care! And stay beautiful!

*/== WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE ==/*

"I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me." -*Lady Gaga*

Brynmor's Annex
January 23, 2019: Updates! Chapter Updates!
Posted by Brynmor

Updates, Get your chapter updates!

 

"Cast of Characters" from Still Another Chance ~ Book Four of Another Chance by Zarek Dragon

"Chapter Thirteen: A Sad Goodbye" from Still Another Chance ~ Book Four of Another Chance by Zarek Dragon

"Chapter 7 - A Summer Dream" from Life's Revised Expectations by Kuragari129

"We Don't Need A Wall, But We Do Need:" from Societal Commentaries by the Story Lover

"Chapter Eight" from The Music in the Painting by Juju

"Chapter Nine" from The Music in the Painting by Juju

"Chapter 32: Pancakes and problems" from Memories Part 3: And A Child Shall Lead Them by ACFan

"Chapter 33: Congratulations, it's twins!" from Memories Part 3: And A Child Shall Lead Them by ACFan

"Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Attack" from Voyagers by Voyagers Authors

 

Looky at the list above! More chapters to read and adventures to explore!

Brynmor, the missing adventurer!

Brynmor, the work aholic!

 

The Story Lover's Home
January 21, 2019: Voyagers' 2nd Anniversary
Posted by Zarek Dragon
On 21 January 2017, we posted the very first chapter of Voyagers, the Prologue. From there, a universe has grown. As we celebrate our 2nd Anniversary, we want to thank the hosts of Fort Family Sites, especially The Story Lover, where we post our story. We also want to thank our editors who do a fantastic job, but most of all, we want to thank our readers. If it wasn't for your comments encouraging us, we wouldn't continue.
 
Chapter Twenty-Eight is our Anniversary Chapter. We hope you enjoy it and many more chapters to come.
 
 
AC's Corner Cafe
January 21, 2019: Voyagers Second Anniversary
Posted by Douglas DD
Voyagers 2nd Anniversary
 
Today, January 21, 2019, marks the 2nd anniversary of a story called "Voyager”. When I was asked by True Fan and Zarek Dragon to be part of the collaboration I had no idea of the scope of the epic story that would unfold. The story has moved in directions none of us could ever have imagined when we began.
 
The boys on the Sooloo have become more than just members of a crew, they have become a family, both on the starship and in the hearts of the three authors. The three of us have developed a great cooperative bond between us which helps us feed our ideas and characters into the plot.
 
But there is more to the family than just the three of us and the boys of the Sooloo. D&D, our fabulous editors are a key part of our family, as is The Story Lover who help in the launching of the story was invaluable. Our Beta reader has helped us in many ways with his pre-reading and his suggestions. The four of them are like Uncles to we three authors.
 
And then there are you, the readers, who keep inspiring us to add more to the story. You have loyally read the epic adventure of the Sooloo, reading and commenting as you watch the boys mature and grow and we thank you for that. Our family is eager to keep the exploration and adventure going to wherever the Sooloo decides to take us.    
 
Douglas DD 
True's Fandom
January 21, 2019: Voyagers Celebrates it's 2nd Anniversary
Posted by TrueFan

Today, January 21, 2019, marks the 2nd anniversary of a story called "Voyagers." When we first started this story, we never expected it to take off the way it has. We have now amassed so many loyal readers that it’s become almost an obsession with the three authors to come up with more and different adventures for the crew of the Sooloo. There have been several twists that when we planned out the series we’d never imagined, but this is the stuff of exploration, never knowing what will be beyond the next FTL jump.

The characters have developed differently than what we imagined them as they have changed and become more than characters in a story. They have become family and have grown physically and emotionally as all boys do as they grow. We hope you’ve enjoyed the first two years, and we plan on continuing this adventure to infinity… and beyond (thanks for the line, Buzz Lightyear!)

I also should note that while Voyagers did have some success, it wasn’t until we moved from 'The Site That Shall Not Be Named' to Storylover.us that we saw a meteoric rise in readership. So we definitely wanted to acknowledge TSL and the rest of the Fort Family of Sites who co-host Voyagers and thank them for all their help and support.

And, at the risk of sounding like a debutante at an Academy Awards ceremony giving an acceptance speech, I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize the most important part of the Voyagers phenomenon, and that would be our loyal readers, many of whom take the time to send their comments to us each and every chapter. Thank you all.

TrueFan

AC's Corner Cafe
January 21, 2019: It's that time again - Memories plus more!
Posted by AC

It's another great month on the Cafe -- there are so many recent updates that I can't list them all!

Just to add to the fun, I just posted a double-dose of Memories! This is a double-header that follows a complete story arc involving Leon Schmidt, Captain of the CSSF Iowa. I really hope you like it, as it buttons up one of the hanging storylines that needed to close before wrapping up part three. This is a really fun chapter that I enjoyed writing a lot.

Please don't forget the other stories that have been updated, as a lot of great authors have posted new stories!

AC

Shack Out Back
January 19, 2019: Imagine Magazine #44! Happy New Year!
Posted by Comicality

As of the 15th, a brand new issue of the Shack's official monthly magazine is now live and available to you all! XD

The magazine has been doing better and better with every single month! And now that our momentum has been rolling on for a few months now, this is almost starting to get EASY! Hehehe! So expect bigger and better things in the near future! BIG thanks to everyone who contributed to this issue and have been faithful to Imagine for so long! YOU guys are the reason for our success! Thank you!

  https://imagine-magazine.org/

 This month's issue has updates to your new favorites! 'The Story Lover' is our featured author for the month! So check out the first chapter of his sci-fi epic, "Hearts Across Space", and our one on one interview directly afterward! THANKS for the submission, TSL! :)

 Also, this issue has the big finale for MrM's "The Seashell" series! So don't miss it! I have some catching up to do, myself! Yikes!

 We also have new chapters from Jules Porter, Ruwen Rouhs, Lindon Weztser, Beldro Mercier, and more! Not to mention my usual healthy contributions of my own! Including the second chapter to the WILDLY popular Daydream Short, "Holiday Rush"! Only one chapter left to go, so stay tuned for more soon!

 (Short note...I am working through some continuity issues with the newest chapter of "Shelter" to make sure that I'm keeping things straight in my head. But it should be up later on today or tomorrow! Cool? Gotta make sure that I get this right the first time!)

 Anyway...enjoy the newest issue! And all the issues to come before it! And all the issues to come AFTER it! Hehehe! What can I say? Winning ROCKS! 

 Seezya soon!

 I'm not quite done with you all just yet! ::Giggles::

 Love always!

True's Fandom
January 18, 2019: January 18th Update
Posted by D Barber
The Story Lover's Home
January 18, 2019: Site News and Story Recap January 12th to January 17th 2019
Posted by The Story Lover
Dragon

Folks,

First of all,  I have changed my Favourite Charities link to  TSL's Favourite Charities & Online Safety thanks to input from Jeff P. and Jane Hernandez: "

I'd like to suggest that you also share an important LGBTQ online safety guide which came out recently. Did you know that 73% of LGBTQs have been harassed online due to sexual orientation or gender identity? This guide aims to empower them and give them the tools to protect themselves online.

https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/lgbtq-guide-online-safety/
 
I like how they give a few tips and practical suggestions for each situation.

Thanks for helping protect LGBTQs online,

Jane"

So please check out that page.

I want to thank all the readers and authors that have encouraged me over the years and especially over the last few months. Thanks to the support from my fellow Admins and Site Owners and Webmasters as well. With your support and some kicks to my rear I am now fully back writing and enjoying it again, so look out world! I am working on a lot of older stuff and some exciting new stuff, well I think it is exciting. So stay tuned for more.

You just might want to occasionally check out the Quotes Page as I am constantly updating it.

Also in case, you didn't know Imagine-Magazine Volume 44, has been released, Check it out, there are some new authors and some familiar ones there.

Now on to the recaps:

Before I forget though, we have New Stories from UKWriter Jim Dunaway, Nigel Gordon, and New poems by The Story Lover.

January 12th

"Chapter 32: Graduation" from Jared the Paramedic III ~ Redemption by Snowblind.

"A Very Strange World" from A Very Strange World by Pwyll.

"Dylan" from Dylan by Pwyll.

January 13th

"Chapters 1 & 2 " from Pirate Dan: Part One ~ Skye by UKWriter.

"Chapter Thirteen: A Sad Goodbye" from Still Another Chance ~ Book Four of Another Chance by Zarek A Dragon.

"Chapter 33: Magician's Closure" from Jared the Paramedic III ~ Redemption by Snowblind.

"Chapter Three" from Home Is Where The Heart Is by Art West.
 
"Chapter Three" from The Field of Love by Billy Martin.
 
"Chapter Fifty~Nine" from Three Finger Cove: The Twins ~ Book Four by Chowhound.
 
"4-4: Wake-up Call" from Rivers of the Dead: Book Three by Cynus.
 
"Chapter Twenty~Five" from Shadow Honor: Book One by Cynus.
 

January 14th

"A Piece Of My Heart ~A Poem" from A Piece Of My Heart ~ A Poem by The Story Lover. 

"Chapter Three" from Birds Don't Sing Before A Storm by Ronyx.

"Chapter One" from The Long Road Book: Book Two ~ Continuing Down The Long Road by Jim Dunaway.

"Chapter One" from A Love Across Time by Jim Dunaway.

"Chapter Twenty~Six: The Meeting on the Road" from The Centurion Cycle Book Five: Of Shadow and Fire by JMH.

"Chapter Thirteen" from Graduation Present by Josh Brandon.

January 15th

"Chapters Forty~Seven through Fifty" from The Little Pipsqueak by Matthew Templar.

"Introduction & Chapter One" from Walking the Wild Side by Nigel Gordon.

January 16th

"Chapter 102" from Ayden's Eyes Book Three by Maxieplus.

"Chapter Seven" from Sun Quest: Book Three ~ Sea Peoples by Ruwen Rouhs.

"Chapter Eight" from Arkadelphia Plantation: Book Two by Sequoyah Pendor.

"Chapter Eleven: The Christmas Barbecue" from Can You Spare A Quarter ~ Revised by Tigerpaw. 

"Prologue." from Ayden's Eyes Book Three by Maxieplus.

January 17th

"Chapter Four" from Birds Don't Sing Before A Storm by Ronyx.

"Cry Me A River ~ A Poem" from Cry Me A River ~ A Poem by The Story Lover.

******

Don't forget New Authors and their stories are always welcome. Hosting Request and Story Submissions

Happy Reading,

TSL

The Story Lover's Home
January 15, 2019: My Site Updates Delayed ~ Update
Posted by The Story Lover

Folks,

My Internet connection is giving me fits, I can't post chapters.

I will get back to my updates as soon as I can.

TSL From My Tablet

I am sneaking chapters in as Murphy of The Internet allows me.

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